Potential Use of Moringa oleifera as Natural Coagulant and Biotreatment Agent to Improve Water Quality
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The availability and quality of water have always played an important part in determining the quality of life. Lack of potable water is a huge problem and a major cause of death and disease in the world. The use of natural plant extracts for the treatment of water has been recorded throughout human history. Moringa oleifera (Moringaceae) is highly important plant distributed in tropics and subtropics regions of the world. The use of Moringa oleifera as a natural coagulant and biotreatment agent to improve water quality is because of its ability to reduce turbidity and microbial presence in the water. Seeds of this tropical tree contain water-soluble, positively charged proteins that act as an eﬀective coagulant for water and wastewater treatment. In this issue, Ibiene et al. determine the efficacy of M. oleifera seed powder as a coagulant in wastewater treatment and a biotreatment agent to improve surface water quality. M. oleifera could be viewed as sustainable, appropriate, eﬀective, and robust water treatment means.
Biotreatment agent, Natural coagulant, Moringa oleifera, Wastewater, Water Quality.
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Ashraf, A., Iqbal, I., 2021. Potential Use of Moringa oleifera as Natural Coagulant and Biotreatment Agent to Improve Water Quality. PSM Biol. Res., 6(2): 50-52.